I finished this project up for a while, but for whatever reason, never got around to sharing it on the blog.
Ever since I have been pregnant, I have been a big snacker. I've always been a big snacker really, but now that I am pregnant, when I need to eat, I need to eat. I got tired of carrying around all these snacks, usually things like fruit bars, granola bars, apple sauce, juice boxes, dried fruit and nuts. I have enough clunking around in my purse without adding all that extra stuff.
I have been getting yarn as part of the Pancake and Lulu Yarn Club all year (my membership is sadly about to run out) and I wanted a great way to be able to showcase a lot of the colours, and use up a lot of bits I had left from other projects. This yarn is 100% Merino, and is Organic too. It is super yummy and Amy has kept me looking forward to my yarn all year long.
I decided to make myself a snack bag, using the popular Brown Bag pattern from Knitty a few years ago.
This ended up being a much bigger project than I'd imagined. The bag is felted, so you knit it big and then shrink it. It turned out to be a lot of knitting and a lot of ends to sew in. It was also a really great stash buster.
I made my bag slighly larger than the pattern, casting on 35 instead of the recommended 25. The finished bag is sizable, but it's something I'm sure I will continue to use for a long time. Did you know that wool has great insulating properties? Always a bonus when storing food!
My project page is here.